Local Autism Group Honors Lawmakers
Leesburg, VA - The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) honored state Senators Barbara Favola (D-31) and Jennifer Wexton (D-33) with its annual Community Builder of the Year Award for co-sponsoring Conner's Law, legislation recently passed that requires continued support of severely disabled and special needs children over 18. Shown here are Senators Wexton and Favola with their awards flanking the legislation’s namesake Conner Cummings, along with (left-right) ASNV president Barbara Wagner, executive director Sarah Peterson, state Senate candidate Dr. Jill McCabe (D-13), and Conner’s mom Sharon Cummings. The presentation took place at Wine and Dine for Autism, a fundraising event for ASNV on Tuesday, August 18 at the Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg.
Senator Barbara A. Favola represents Virginia’s 31st district, which includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and a portion of Loudoun County. For the 2015 session, Senator Favola served on the Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Transportation Committees.